GHS boys' lacrosse looking good back to front
By Steve Smith - Staff Writer
Glastonbury - posted Thu., Mar. 31, 2011
Even though his Glastonbury High School boys’ lacrosse team had a record of 12-4 and made it to the state semi-finals last year, coach Mark Landers isn’t thinking that far down the road when it comes to the new season.
“We’re learning and practicing,” Landers said after a 12-6 scrimmage win over Xavier on March 30. “We were a little better today than we were last Saturday, with only two practice sessions in between. That’s a good sign.”
Landers said the team is working on everything, but is more experienced on the defensive side.
In the Xavier scrimmage, the Tomahawks gave up five goals in the first quarter, and then let just one in for the remaining 36 minutes of the game. Landers said mental errors were made early, but the team was able to pick itself up and dominate the rest of the way - a good sign for sure.
Senior leadership starts with co-captain and goalie Eric Crevoiserat, who, Landers said, communicates well with fellow seniors Doug Pollack, Nate Hobert and Frank Nuzzolo.
“Eric’s an athlete who knows how to win,” Landers said. “He’s a great communicator in the back, and tells people where to go. He’s definitely going to be a great motivator for us.”
“That’s where you want to start,” said Landers. “Hopefully that defense can be an attacking-style defense and will drive us to do well.”
Senior co-captain Cory Santor, who was also the varsity football quarterback, calls the shots on the front line.
“He’s a great athlete who knows how to get it done,” Landers said. “He brings his effort and enthusiasm every day, and others get better around him because they see the way he plays the game.”
Taking the one-game-at-a-time approach will hopefully help the Tomahawks with their tough early stretch on the schedule. They play six of their first seven games on the road, against some of the top teams in the state.
“Our expectations are really just to go each day,” Landers said. “There’s no way for us to attack that other than to go one at a time and see what happens. Hopefully, by May or June, we’re clicking on all cylinders because of it.”